Sporty’s has created interactive Online Maneuvers Guides that explain the maneuvers required for the recreational, private, instrument and commercial checkrides. Adapted from the Sporty’s printed Maneuvers Guides, these online guides provide step-by-step instructions on performing each required maneuver.
At an EAA chapter leadership ice cream social at the end of the first day of the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, EAA‘s Tom Poberenzy and Sporty’s Hal Shever’s informally introduced a joint effort to help Young Eagle‘s flight recipient’s take a next step. Details will be provided at a Thursday press conference, but in general, all kids who take a Young Eagles flight will receive a log book and be enrolled in an online ground school free of charge from Sporty’s Pilot Shop. Stay tuned for more details.
Sporty’s annual Open House and Fly-In is slated for Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
There will be commercial exhibitors, free seminars and free hot dogs.
Sporty’s DVD courses now offer the endorsement to take the FAA written examination.
To be eligible for the written exam endorsement, users must complete the video training material and demonstrate comprehension by completing practice examinations, according to Sporty’s officials.
The Robotow is a lightweight, electric towbar designed so one person can easily move an airplane in and out of a hangar.
The new Heavy Duty model, available exclusively from Sporty’s, features a 28V battery that is powerful enough to move heavy twins such as an Aztec, Baron or even a Cessna 421. Its cordless design requires no electrical outlet, and is ideal for T-hangars, community hangars or tie-downs, according to Sporty’s officials.
Sporty’s Fly-Thru Service makes it possible for customers to fly to Sporty’s Pilot Shop at Ohio’s Clermont County Airport (I69) just east of Cincinnati and pick up their orders in person 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sporty’s latest video release is “Pilot’s Guide to Modern Autopilots.”
Featuring the Garmin GFC-700 in a Cessna 182 and the S-TEC 55X in a Cirrus SR-22, “Pilot’s Guide to Modern Autopilots” demonstrates preflight and set-up procedures a pilot should do on every flight. Scenario-based training in both VFR and IFR conditions will help a pilot understand how these autopilots can fly instrument approaches, SIDs and STARs, while reducing workload and enhancing safety.
Having all necessary tools at your fingertips is the goal of Sporty’s Pilot’s Pouch.
The Pilot’s Pouch features a large chart pocket, a transceiver pocket and several smaller pockets. It holds charts, pens, pencils, flight computers, plotters, logbooks and other important items in one place within easy reach of the pilot.